Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 2

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Below are's most popular articles from Thursday, July 2, 2009. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on!

1) Photo Coverage: ROCK OF AGES Breaks Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble!
by Peter James Zielinski - July 02, 2009

Five-time Tony Award Nominated smash hit musical, ROCK OF AGES, along with US Air Guitar (the official air guitar association of the United States who is responsible for operating the US Air Guitar Championships) broke the Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble immediately following the matinee performance yesterday, Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th Street.'s headbangin' cameras were there to bring it all to you in our usual 'face melting' fashion! (more...)

2) Photo Coverage: 'EROTIC BROADWAY' Debuts At The Triad
by BWW - July 02, 2009

Adam Shorsten, Anthony Francavilla, Michelle Mantione, and The Imagination Company presented EROTIC BROADWAY at The Triad on Monday June 29th. EROTIC BROADWAY is New York City's sexiest, new late-night Monday series. (more...)

3) BWW TV: Broadway's Sierra Boggess And Hugh Panaro Sing On NBC's Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 02, 2009

Six-year-old NF Hero Julia Perfetti, her mother, Laura, and family were featured on the "Everyone has a Story" segment of the Today Show this morning, Thursday, July 2nd. As part of the very special segment, little Julia was treated to her very own song which was sung by Broadway favorites, Sierra Boggess and Hugh Panaro. (more...)

4) Photo Coverage: HAIR Cast Joins 'Broadway Kids Care' To Tie-Dye For Charity
by Peter James Zielinski - July 02, 2009

Cast members from the Tony Award-Winning revival of HAIR joined members from Broadway Kids Care (BKC) to tie-dye bandanas for charity on Wednesday, July 1st at the Fireman's Park 235 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue). (more...)

5) BWW WEST END: Menier Chocolate Factory Presents FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 02, 2009

New York's longest running comedy revue, Forbidden Broadway lands at the Chocolate Factory this Summer, bursting with brand new material and a sensational, hugely talented cast. (more...)

6) 'GLORY DAYS' Boys Head Into Studio To Record Original Cast Album 7/2
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

The entire original cast will return for the album, they head into the studio starting today, July 2nd. The cast recording is anticipated for release later this year. (more...)

7) Billboard Top Cast Albums Chart: Week Ending 6/28
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Billboard's Top Cast Albums chart for week ending 6/28/2009. (more...)

8) Photo Flash: CRAZY FOR YOU At John W. Engeman Theater Part 2
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is delighted to announce its latest production, Crazy For You. You'll be swept up in this artfully constructed tale of boy meets girl in the Wild West! The songs of George and Ira Gershwin are the inspiration of this Tony Award winning musical comedy that brings to the stage the nostalgic showmanship of 1930's Broadway. With a book written by Ken Ludwig, Crazy For You is perfect blend of classic American music, unforgettable dancing and riotous laughter, featuring such Gershwin hits as I Got Rhythm, Someone To Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, and They Can't Take That Away From Me. (more...)

9) CARLYLE and SESSIONS Spell Success for Tapper
by TJ Fitzgerald - July 02, 2009

Al Tapper has two shows running simultaneously at Algonquin Theatre in NYC...An Evening at the Carlyle and Sessions: The Musical. (more...)

10) Anderson And Cathey Led 'SHAWSHANK' To Play At West End's Wyndham, Previews Begin 9/4
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Variety reports that the stage adaptation of "The Shawshank Redemption" that played at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre will get a West End run in the fall. Based on the Stephen King novella that also inspired the 1994 movie version of "Shawshank", the plot centers on the friendship two men develop over their time as inmates in a notoriously tough prison. (more...)

11) Cabrillo Music Theatre Reaches Out To Homeless Animals Through Its Production Of CATS
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Carole W. Nussbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer, of Cabrillo Music Theatre, Ovation Award Winner, announces the launch of its Animal Rescue Program, as a tribute to Cabrillo's upcoming production of Rodger and Hammerstein's CATS. (more...)

12) Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents Fedra: Queen Of Haiti 9/30-11/15
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Fedra: Queen of Haiti written by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and directed by Ensemble Member Laura Eason. The production runs September 30 - November 15, 2009 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

13) Broadway To Dim Lights In Honor Of Actor Karl Malden Tonight, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Karl Malden, who died yesterday at age 97. The veteran actor's career spanned theatre, film, and television throughout nearly six decades. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Thursday, July 2nd at exactly 8:00pm for one minute. (more...)

14) MUSIC CITY JULY 4TH: LET FREEDOM SING! Party Held At Riverfront Park In Nashville 7/4
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

If there's one thing Nashville knows how to do, it's throw a party. On Saturday, July 4th head down to Riverfront Park for a day filled with summer fun. Check out the Coca-Cola FREE Family Fun Zone with inflatables and more fun for every member of the family. (more...)

15) Paula Abdul Set To Guest On Lifetime's Zadan And Meron Produced 'DROP DEAD DIVA'
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Access Hollywood is exclusively reporting that AMERICAN IDOL judge Paula Abdul will play a fictionalized version of herself on Lifetime's upcoming series, "Drop Dead Diva." (more...)

16) Neil Patrick Harris In Talks To Host 2009 Emmy Awards Telecast
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Variety reports that 2009 Tony Award host Neil Patrick Harris is in negotations with CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to host the 61st Annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 20th. (more...)

17) SWEENEY TODD auditions in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - July 02, 2009

Repertory Philippines will be hold open auditions for Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street on July 7. (more...)

18) ROCK OF AGES Stars Set To Perform At J&R 7/7 In Honor Of In Store Release Of Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

ROCK OF AGES Stars Constantine Maroulis, James Carpinello, Adam Dannheisser, Mitch Jarvis, Michele Mais, Lauren Molina, Paul Schoeffler, and Wesley Taylor will present a live musical performance and CD signing in honor of the July 7th in-store release of the Original Cast Recording of ROCK OF AGES. (more...)

19) Nikki Blonsky To Host The 24 Hour Plays Off Broadway 7/13 At The Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray, High School Musical) will be the host and musical guest of the upcoming The 24 Hour Plays Off Broadway on July 13 at the Atlantic Theater. Laura Breckenridge ("Gossip Girl"), Joey Slotnick ("Nip/Tuck"), Julie Halston (Hairspray, "Sex and the City"), Patrick Heusinger (Next Fall, "Gossip Girl"), Max Casella ("The Sopranos"), and Russell Jones (Ruined) will join the At Play ensemble in this exciting Off Broadway theatrical event. (more...)

20) Photo Flash: Princess Grace Foundation-USA Hosts Benefit Performance Of Steppenwolf's UP
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2009

On June 26, 2009, The Princess Grace Foundation-USA hosted a special benefit performance of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Up, written by Princess Grace Awards winner Bridget Carpenter (Playwriting, 1997) and directed by Princess Grace Awards winner Anna D. Shapiro (Directing, 1996). (more...)

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